Jumat, November 15

The Letters from the LP3BH Manokwari to Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu

His Excellency Mr. Moana Carcasses Kalosil
Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu
Port Villa

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

On behalf of Institute of Research, Analysis and Development for Legal Aid, West Papua, please allow me to extend my deepest appreciation for your continuous support to the struggle of the people of West Papua. 

I specifically would like to express our unlimited gratitude for your most outstanding and treasured speech in a United Nations General Assembly 28th of September, where you called on the UN to reconsider Indonesian sovereignty over our beloved country West Papua.  Your call for the appointment of a UN special representative to investigate West Papua’s political status was the only peaceful way to initiate a lasting and final political solution for West Papua.

The people of West Papua cannot thank you enough for what you, and the people of the Republic of Vanuatu, have done for us.  As we continue to press forward, enduring the hardships on the daily basis due to illegal occupation of our land and continuous violations of our rights, your recent speech at the UN was the most effective motivation and reminder to every West Papuan, that we are not alone in this long struggle.  With the help of God Almighty, and the strong support of our beloved Vanuatu brothers and sisters, we know that our sacred dream will soon be realized.

On behalf of the people of West Papua, may I request your assistance to insist on the members of Melanesian Spearhead Group to undertake their promised visit to West Papua in the near future.  It is very important for the MSG leadership to observe by themselves the fate of the West Papuans in their ancestral land.  It is the most objective way for the Melanesian leaders to directly learn by themselves the true experiences of the indigenous West Papuans..  I hope this visit will give them the necessary facts before MSG makes the decision on the membership of West Papua in MSG.

May our God Almighty continues to bless the Republic of Vanuatu and its leaders.  May God continues to bless and sustain you, Mr. Prime Minister in your daily activity.


Director of the Institute,

Yan Chris Warinussy